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Old 07-08-2019, 11:40 AM   #41
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Printed stickers come in a few different styles. One option is permanent or non-permanent.

Why not print up a bunch of permanent stickers saying something like "This vehicle was parked in a spot reserved for RVs and an RV was unable to mark. Next time please park where you are supposed to." and place them on the offending vehicles.

The offender will have plenty of time to think about it while he struggles to remove the sticker.

Don't put them where they impeded the driver's vision. If you are really annoyed, put one on a painted surface.

There are probably cheaper sources; this one is the first one I found:
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You should be able to find them for well under a buck each.

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This is probably the worst advice I've heard in a long time. Could probably land you in jail also, cameras are everywhere.......
Nothing like turning a trivial inconvenience into a major ordeal.
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Old 07-08-2019, 11:57 AM   #42
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I tend to agree with you but when traveling they have an ok breakfast.
Yeah not a bad breakfast but they don't have omelettes
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This is probably the worst advice I've heard in a long time. Could probably land you in jail also, cameras are everywhere.......
Nothing like turning a trivial inconvenience into a major ordeal.
Yeah not very good advise....I've learned one thing since moving to the South Assume the person you are about to piss off is carrying a concealed weapon and how she or he is going to react is a mystery....Case in point a dispute between a customer and owner of a local tire shop resulted in exchange of gunfire....Customer was not happy and pulled a gun shots were fired owner pulls his concealed weapon firing back luckly either one of them were a good aim and no one was hurt.
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There's a million of these...

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You got that right. I work in the Baltimore/DC Metro area, home of the as*holes. I live in Carroll County, most people who live there are transplants form the DC/Baltimore Metro area looking to get away from the rat race.
Trust me, they've been migrating all over the country. No one area can claim to be their "Home" anymore.

Some are ignorant and don't know any better. Others know better but are so self absorbed they just ignore common courtesy.

It all starts at home. Parents used to teach (and enforce) manners which then followed the kids as they went out in public. Today parents are too busy with their jobs and other social activities than teaching basic manners. What does anyone expect when these "grown ups" are just behaving like they did when growing up in homes where manners were ignored.

Can't force public manners on people by passing more laws. Aren't enough police to enforce them.
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Trust me, they've been migrating all over the country. No one area can claim to be their "Home" anymore.

Some are ignorant and don't know any better. Others know better but are so self absorbed they just ignore common courtesy.

It all starts at home. Parents used to teach (and enforce) manners which then followed the kids as they went out in public. Today parents are too busy with their jobs and other social activities than teaching basic manners. What does anyone expect when these "grown ups" are just behaving like they did when growing up in homes where manners were ignored.

Can't force public manners on people by passing more laws. Aren't enough police to enforce them.
So very true unfortunately....
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It all starts at home. Parents used to teach (and enforce) manners which then followed the kids as they went out in public. Today parents are too busy with their jobs and other social activities than teaching basic manners. What does anyone expect when these "grown ups" are just behaving like they did when growing up in homes where manners were ignored.

Can't force public manners on people by passing more laws. Aren't enough police to enforce them.
I'm sorry for whatever experiences you have had that caused your opinion.
Do I run into rude, younger folks, sure, but then, there have always been rude, thoughtless people. I tend to run into more older folks who are rude.
I am very proud of my kids, and my grandkids (now teenagers). We get comments all the time about how kind and respectful they are. And their friends are also.
I try really hard to not fall into the grumpy old man category who thinks the world has gone to crap.
If my grandkids are indicative of the future, it's going to be great!
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This is probably the worst advice I've heard in a long time. Could probably land you in jail also, cameras are everywhere.......
Nothing like turning a trivial inconvenience into a major ordeal.
Oh boy, now we're resorting to vandalism... priceless.
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NMWildcat - you sound like a guy I would like to meet and get to know. A lot off overreacting to a really trivial issue here. Life is too short and too unpredictable to stress over a parking spot. It does me good to walk a ways so finding a spot a little further out is a benefit. Recent health issues for me as well as my 91 YO father have really made me stop and look around at how great my situation really is compared to what it could be.
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I try to convince my wife when traveling that we should not stop at CB. Their RV spaces are way too short for our combination of 40' 5th wheel and 25' tv and furthermore about 50% of the time I'm disappointed in the meal. We are also finding that the truck stops are a mess to get into. In the past year I've tried stopping at 2 different Flying Js and had to back out and go someplace else for fuel and meal. Couldn't get into either the truck side or auto side.

I'd rather stop at a diner. They usually have ample parking and the food is better. Sometime we'll stop at a large shopping center that offers several restaurant chains. Also I've never had a problem parking at a Golden Corral. I agree that the best solution is to avoid stopping during busy times.
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Yeah not a bad breakfast but they don't have omelettes
Or waffles.
Or good meat.
Or my business.

Truly, last time we ate there, DW and I both had absolutely non-edible food. We never complain, we never send a steak back. We didn't say anything this time either. Just paid and left. Not going back.
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It really doesn't matter. For every ten people there's at least three that honestly believe that "rules" don't pertain to them!
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It really doesn't matter. For every ten people there's at least three that honestly believe that "rules" don't pertain to them!
You have that backwards... for every ten there are seven who believe the rules don't apply to them! We live in a society where few care anymore.
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I hereby nominate several of you guys for the next installment of Grumpy Old Men.
You know who you are.
Please move on and don't force thread closure.....again.
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NMWildcat - you sound like a guy I would like to meet and get to know. A lot off overreacting to a really trivial issue here. Life is too short and too unpredictable to stress over a parking spot. It does me good to walk a ways so finding a spot a little further out is a benefit. Recent health issues for me as well as my 91 YO father have really made me stop and look around at how great my situation really is compared to what it could be.
Thanks! The majority of folks we meet while RVing are fantastic and we enjoy our time with them. Some, we just spend a few hours/days with, others have become lifelong friends.
Like yourself, we always park away from everyone and walk. Amazing how much time you save when you don't search or wait for close parking. And every bit of exercise will hopefully keep us active longer.
I grew up RVing with my grandparents. My grandpa always told me to not sweat the little stuff, and it's all little stuff
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You have that backwards... for every ten there are seven who believe the rules don't apply to them! We live in a society where few care anymore.
I think that the numbers vary by "location" as some parts of our country have communities where "manners" are still important.

D W is probably correct if in "Middle America" and away from huge metro areas.

5picker is probably right if one looks at either "Coast", especially around the huge metro areas with people crammed together and horrendous traffic.


I'll share my observations of my own family, specifically grandchildren.

My daughter has three and my son, two. As the grandchildren were growing up my daughter was a stay-at-home mom until the last, my granddaughter was well into elementary school. They were taught basic manners and how to behave in public. In short, they were a pleasure to be around and as they grew the basics they learned at the beginning never changed. Granddaugher is now in second year of college, oldest grandson in that family is one year short of becoming a Doctor of Optometry. Middle grandson in that family is one year away from a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Now for my son's family. Whole different environment. Mom paid little attention to the kids and as long as they were "accounted for" that was fine with her. Kids were usually watching TV, playing video games, ate whenever and whatever they felt like. No set dinner hours and manners were unheard of. IF there was a sit down dinner at their house it was a free-for-all. The old-fashioned "wait until everyone was served before starting" didn't exist. In fact if you were a guest at dinner you were lucky if one of the kids wasn't already grabbing "seconds" before the dishes made it to you or had taken far more than their share, leaving little for those on down the line.

One of my Grandson's in that family, now in his late 20's has experienced jail but to date has escaped any felony charges. His older brother has avoided jail but has entered and exited at least 5 different careers since he graduated from High School 12 years ago. Oh yeah, has told his dad he really doesn't want to associate with him but that was AFTER "Dad" paid for his college degree. Needless to say the turmoil in the family led to a divorce, which their mom has repeated since. Son? Still single.

That's just in my family so now just figure out which family represents the largest portion of today's society today. 60% are well mannered and appear to be successful (at least so far). 40% were never taught the basics of getting along in society and their future is at best, uncertain.

45-50 years from now which ones do you think will be retired and enjoying life and which ones do you think will end up being cared for by the government?

Does all this make me a "Grumpy Old Man"? Not particularly but I tend to tell it like I see it. I think I'm more of a "Realist" and don't own any rose colored glasses.
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I think that the numbers vary by "location" as some parts of our country have communities where "manners" are still important.

D W is probably correct if in "Middle America" and away from huge metro areas.

5picker is probably right if one looks at either "Coast", especially around the huge metro areas with people crammed together and horrendous traffic.


I'll share my observations of my own family, specifically grandchildren.

My daughter has three and my son, two. As the grandchildren were growing up my daughter was a stay-at-home mom until the last, my granddaughter was well into elementary school. They were taught basic manners and how to behave in public. In short, they were a pleasure to be around and as they grew the basics they learned at the beginning never changed. Granddaugher is now in second year of college, oldest grandson in that family is one year short of becoming a Doctor of Optometry. Middle grandson in that family is one year away from a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Now for my son's family. Whole different environment. Mom paid little attention to the kids and as long as they were "accounted for" that was fine with her. Kids were usually watching TV, playing video games, ate whenever and whatever they felt like. No set dinner hours and manners were unheard of. IF there was a sit down dinner at their house it was a free-for-all. The old-fashioned "wait until everyone was served before starting" didn't exist. In fact if you were a guest at dinner you were lucky if one of the kids wasn't already grabbing "seconds" before the dishes made it to you or had taken far more than their share, leaving little for those on down the line.

One of my Grandson's in that family, now in his late 20's has experienced jail but to date has escaped any felony charges. His older brother has avoided jail but has entered and exited at least 5 different careers since he graduated from High School 12 years ago. Oh yeah, has told his dad he really doesn't want to associate with him but that was AFTER "Dad" paid for his college degree. Needless to say the turmoil in the family led to a divorce, which their mom has repeated since. Son? Still single.

That's just in my family so now just figure out which family represents the largest portion of today's society today. 60% are well mannered and appear to be successful (at least so far). 40% were never taught the basics of getting along in society and their future is at best, uncertain.

45-50 years from now which ones do you think will be retired and enjoying life and which ones do you think will end up being cared for by the government?

Does all this make me a "Grumpy Old Man"? Not particularly but I tend to tell it like I see it. I think I'm more of a "Realist" and don't own any rose colored glasses.
Good points. No, that doesn't make you a grumpy old man.
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I have an excuse for being a grumpy old man, I'm a retired cop and dealt with the 5% trouble makers for 34 yrs.
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